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Facebook finally remembers me!

September 25th, 2007 Mark No comments

Oh how many seconds I have wasted continuously re-logging-in to Facebook.. Finally they’ve added a ‘remember me’ to the login screen.. about time!

Facebook finally remembers me

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GoDaddy SSL (StarfieldTech) and Safari Issues

September 25th, 2007 Mark 2 comments

We’ve had a few customers over the past few months inform us of a ‘security warning’ with regard to our e-commerce websites checkout pages (SSL secured). Recently a kind customer sent us a screenshot of the problem and it became immediately apparent what the issue was..

Apple up until the most recent versions of Safari did not bundle the StarfieldTech root certificate with Safari. Therefore if a Safari user visits a GoDaddy SSL secured site (GoDaddy retail StarFieldTech Certificates) then a warning dialog will pop up informing the user that ‘Safari can’t verify the identity of the website “xxx.com”‘.

The easiest solution is to upgrade Safari to the latest version.. and alternative is to install the StarfieldTech root certificate manually by visiting the following URL: StarfieldTech root certificate

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Excessive Drive Thrashing in Vista

September 19th, 2007 Mark No comments

I recently purchased a nice Dell Dimension 9200 Quad Core machine with Raid-0 HDD, running Vista naturally.. I’ve not really had much experience with Vista yet but found that the machine would quite often burst into fits of hardcore disk thrashing for quite a while (i.e. more than 10mins).. this seemed quite strange considering how quick the machine is

Anyway, using the new Reliability and Performance Monitor I could see that a service was writing lots of data to the folder that System Restore uses (i.e. \System Volume Information). Disabling System Restore solved the drive thrashing, however as I am running Vista Business, it also disables the ‘Previous Versions’ feature (this may have been the actual culprit anyway)

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Dell Sigmatel delayed sounds in Vista

September 14th, 2007 Mark No comments

I’ve now got a couple of machines that run Windows Vista and I noticed with the first machine that Vista’s event sounds were somewhat delayed from the event occuring, e.g. the sound you experience when UAC prompt pops up wouldn’t be in sync with the actual popup of the dialog box, but a second or so later.

Anyway, I googled it and the solution is to disable enhancements for the playback device in use. Screenshot below!

Screenshot

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